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Biography

Noé Inui

noe inui pic © Jetta Deplazes

“The final work on the program is Mr. Elo’s ‘Shape’ for 24 dancers set to the 2nd movement of Beethoven’s Symphony nr 9 and the 2nd and 3rd movement of the composer’s Violon Concerto in D, brilliantly performed by Noé Inui”. Excerpt of Review “Dutch Doubles” – New York Times

“Inui is a violinist of mesmerizing energy and tremendous talent, and his New York debut demonstrated the breadth of his playing. Szymanowski’s Nocturne and Tarentella provided a particularly explosive demonstration of his talent not only to impress audiences, but also to transport them into and beyond the music.” – Review The Strad

Truly it can be said of violinist Noé Inui that he is a citizen of the world! Born in Brussels in 1985 to a Greek mother and a Japanese father, he has been living in Düsseldorf since 2006. He started having violin lessons at the age of four. He graduated at the Conservatories of Brussels, Paris, Karlsruhe and Düsseldorf.
Noé is first-prize-winner of a great variety of international competitions, such as the special prize for Young Talents at the 2005 Sibelius Competition/Helsinki, the 2007 Louis Spohr Medal and the 2009 Young Concert Artists/New York. In 2013 he was selected to receive the Incentive Prize for Young Artists from federal state Nordrhein Westfalen. His most recent prize was at the Verbier Festival Academy 2012, where he was awarded the coveted Prix Julius Bär, presented to a musician of exceptional talent.
As a soloist Noé performs with renowned orchestras in most of the European countries, in venues like Beethovenhaus/Bonn, Tonhalle/Düsseldorf, Philharmonie/Köln, Gasteig/München, Muziektheater/ Amsterdam, Megaron/Athens and Palau de la Musica/Barcelona, playing all the main violin concerti, but also lesser-known concerts as Bartók 2, Korngold, Milhaud, Weill and Hartmann.
Since 2011 Noé is touring twice a year through Japan, appearing as a soloist with both the Nagoya Philharmonic and the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and appearing in various recitals and festivals; in 2012 he made his Tokyo debut with the Japan Philharmonic (Mendelssohn Concerto) and performed Tchaikovsky Concerto with the same orchestra in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall.
In Europe he is collaborating on a regular basis with orchestras such as Braunschweiger Staatsorchester, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Athens State Symphony Orchestra and Het Balletorkest (NL), with maestros like Alexander Lazarev, Alexander Joel, Daniel Inbal, Paul Meyer, Dennis Russell Davies, Pablo Gonzalez, Ken-David Masur and Nikolai Alexeev.
As a chamber musician Noé shared the stage with musicians like Martha Argerich, Julien Quentin and Leonidas Kavakos. In the Young Concert Artists Series he has performed in many major venues in the US such as New York-Merkin Hall, Washington-Kennedy Center and Boston-Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. In 2013 Noé made his Verbier Festival début.
With Greek pianist Vassilis Varvaresos he performs as a duo on a regular basis in many European countries like Germany, Switzerland, France, Greece, Turkey, Belgium (Bozar-Brussels) and The Netherlands (Concertgebouw, Diligentia and Nieuwe Kerk), and overseas in the USA and Japan.
With German cellist Benedict Kloeckner and pianist Varvaresos Noé forms the acclaimed Trio Bell’Arte. From 2005-’12 he was a member of the Trio Carlo van Neste (Brussels).
Noé’s playing brings together immense technical ability and genuine emotion. His interest in modern music offers him fresh scope for his playing, combining strength, virtuosity and vigour with sensitivity.
Noé recorded 6 CD’s, a.o. with pianists Vassilis Varvaresos and Mario Häring, and 3 CD’s with his former Trio Carlo van Neste.
Noé is playing a Tomasso Balestrieri (Mantua) from 1764.